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Shapiro's Delicatessen

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808 S Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1335
+1 317-631-4041
06:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 20:00
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Miami, Fl
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice ambiance and great food at Shapiros. I have been there several times and all of the food is delicious. My kids go to IU and always want to stop by Shapiro's prior to the drive.

Thank Gregory L
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We've been going to Shapiro's almost every time we're in Indy since college days many years ago. The food doesn't change, which is a good thing! We went twice over New Year's weekend for both brunch and dinner. The prices aren't cheap, but portions are VERY generous. We usually split the sandwiches because they are huge. Got some desserts to... More 

Thank jme2628
Chesterton, Indiana
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you don't know Shapiro's, you don't know...good eatin'! This place is a 'MUST Do' when in Indy! Seriously, you really must visit this place, which has been here for over one hundred years! They're known for their Reuben, which is 'to die for', but everything is excellent here. We 'adjust' our trips through Indy so as to be here... More 

Thank Virgil1944
Irving, United States
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been eating at Shapiro's for many years, from it's former downtown location to it's present south side location, and continue to do so every time I go back to Indpls. (my home town). The food is excellent.

Thank John V
Tokoname, Japan
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shapiros is a cafeteria style restaurant with the best stuffed peppers and peppered beef on rye. But you can go for brunch. It also has great pies and cakes. Take home the rugalach.

Thank bestnerikomi
Indianapolis, Indiana
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A 10 minute walk from downtown will lead you to the doors of the historic deli. Family recipes are still made daily with loving care. Mile high sandwiches, hearty soups & daily specials are created in this classic deli. Salads, desserts, plus traditional Jewish favorites are prepared quickly. The bakery also offers soft rye bread, bagels, pies, cakes & cookies.... More 

Thank KCmdwFA
Oak Park, Illinois
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on our way to Nashville from Chicago and stopped here for lunch and we're not disappointed. With seven people (3 kids 5 and under) there was plenty of space and a great menu to sample from. The Reuben was massive and delicious. The salami and cheese was a hearty portion of meat just the way I prefer it.... More 

Thank RobertMJ17
Columbus, Ohio
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The two others are Hollyhock Hill & St. Elmo. Both of these have been reviewed previously. No matter when you go, it's crowded. Be prepared to wait in a long line. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are fantastic. Portions are huge, service is great, it is the real deal. The Smoked Tongue on Pumpernickel is outa sight! So is the Chopped... More 

Thank Johnnyrat1
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The East Coast isn't the only place to get good delicatessen! This place has been here forever and the lines still wrap all the way around the inside of the dining room. The only complaint to be had would be the prices - for a corned beef sandwich, two sides, dessert, and a soda, you're looking at about $20 per... More 

Thank Chloe F
Chalmers, Indiana
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261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Indy delicatessen has been here for years. It is just like it was 26 years ago when we ate here for the first time. The Reuben sandwich is renowned. It made one of the Super 46 best sandwiches in the State (which is touted by the department of tourism for the State). It is a huge sandwich. We got... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Delicatessen, Kosher
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 808 S Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1335
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-631-4041

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?